Redskins' McNabb moving on from past

Updated: May 9, 2010, 12:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Donovan McNabb has to be getting used to being dismissed by his one-time go-to receivers by now, right?

Jackson I don't think we lost anything, even with McNabb being gone.

-- DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson is the latest receiver to belittle McNabb's contributions to the Philadelphia Eagles, telling The Sporting News he was "very happy with the decision" by the Eagles to trade McNabb to the Washington Redskins last month.

Jackson also said: "I don't think we lost anything, even with McNabb being gone."

On Saturday, McNabb took the high road in responding to Jackson's comments.

"It's so wild when people get to talking when you're not there, but when you're there everybody loves you," McNabb said.

"So I guess people will go deeper into it than I will. I'm a Redskin, no longer an Eagle. I had 11 great years and I'm moving on with my life, so whoever may say things when I'm gone, more power to them, but it's not making you look like a bigger man."

McNabb It's so wild when people get to talking when you're not there, but when you're there everybody loves you.

-- Donovan McNabb

Jackson has excelled in his two NFL seasons, amassing 2,079 yards and 11 touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns were thrown by Kevin Kolb, who will replace McNabb as the Eagles' starting quarterback this season.

McNabb, of course, also had a falling out with Terrell Owens when the star receiver was a member of the Eagles.

McNabb and Owens helped lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl during the 2004 season, but their relationship quickly deteriorated in 2005. Owens repeatedly criticized McNabb and eventually was kicked off the team and later signed with the Cowboys. After playing last season in Buffalo, Owens is still a free agent this offseason.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.